Padmaavat: Aditi, Jim and Anupriya stand tall in the film that boasts of bigger names in the lead
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ was all set to hit the screens on November 17, 2017. Then the film was later postponed to December 1, 2017. However, we all know that thanks to all the controversies surrounding the film, it was not certified and postponed once again.
Till the second week of January 2018, we had no idea when the film would release. But, then just few days before its release, the makes announced official release date, January 25, 2018, and also the new title of the movie, ‘Padmaavat’.
Finally, the film saw the light of the day and while it didn’t get an amazing opening, people who have seen the movie just can’t stop gushing about Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnificent art of cinema. The movie is made on a grand scale with spectacular visuals, and most importantly has very strong performances from its leads, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.
While Deepika’s stunning avatar mesmerises, it’s Ranveer’s evil act that will scare the hell out of you. And not to forget, Shahid’s performance as Maharawal Ratan Singh, which will win your hearts. Well, the praises are flooding for them from all corners. But, ‘Padmaavat’ is not just about these three stars. It has some other talented bunch of actors who stand tall in front of these bigger names. We are talking about Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh and Anupriya Goenka.
Aditi plays the role of Mehrunissa, Sultan Alauddin Khilji’s wife. The actress looks beautiful in the film and nails it with her performance. Her last scene in the movie will make you get up and applaud her. By the way, heard some whispers while watching the film, “If I have a such beautiful wife, why would I go to some other woman”. Well, we quite agree with it.
The look of Aditi is not yet been revealed by the makers online, but while watching one of the promos we got a glimpse of her. However unfortunately, in that too we can’t see her face.
Next, we have Jim Sarbh. We are still in an awe of the performance he gave in 2016 release ‘Neerja’, his debut. If his act as the terrorist stunned you, you will be smitten by his performance in ‘Padmaavat’ as Malik Kafur. Well, a little bit of a *spoiler* here; he has been given a better introduction scene than Shahid and Deepika.
We saw her as one of the nurses in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. She impressed us with her character of Poorna, and now in ‘Padmaavat’ as Rani Nagmati, she once again proves she is one of the most talented newcomers we have. Anupriya Goenka, is very good in the character given to her. Jealousy, is surely one of the most difficult emotions to showcase and Anupriya does that effortlessly.
With this movie, Sanjay Leela Bhansali once again proves that he never underutilises his actors, and be it leads or the supporting characters, each and every actor leaves a mark. Let’s give these stunning performances too the applause they deserve.